Heavy Metal Movies

by eric_s_weaver | created - 03 Aug 2015 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos, & Cult Zombies amok in the 666 most ear- and eye-ripping big-scream films ever!

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1. 200 Motels (1971)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

"Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the... See full summary »

Directors: Tony Palmer, Frank Zappa | Stars: Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar

Votes: 1,741

2. 976-EVIL (1988)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror

People who dial 976-EVIL receive supernatural powers and turn into satanic killers.

Director: Robert Englund | Stars: Stephen Geoffreys, Patrick O'Bryan, Sandy Dennis, Jim Metzler

Votes: 4,201 | Gross: $2.96M

3. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

R | 113 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 58,818 | Gross: $8.40M

4. 1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Mark Gregory, Fred Williamson, Vic Morrow, Christopher Connelly

Votes: 2,486

5. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer HAL 9000.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

Votes: 528,409 | Gross: $56.95M

6. 2019: After the Fall of New York (1983)

R | 96 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

After a nuclear war, society breaks down into two groups, the evil Euraks and the rebel Federation. A mercenary named Parsifal is hired by the Federation to infiltrate New York City, which ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Michael Sopkiw, Valentine Monnier, George Eastman, Anna Kanakis

Votes: 2,386

7. Anno 2020 - I gladiatori del futuro (1982)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic Texas, a band of warriors fight against a fascist regime that is trying to take control of all surviving population.

Directors: Joe D'Amato, George Eastman | Stars: Al Cliver, Harrison Muller, Daniel Stephen, Peter Hooten

Votes: 463

8. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 11,983

9. Absent (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Documentary on the social pandemic of fatherlessness afflicting today's societies.

Director: Justin Hunt | Stars: Robin Decker, John Eldredge, Mark Garcia, James Hetfield

Votes: 60

10. Monster Hunter (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

A priest comes to a small town to help get rid of a monster whose blood coagulates very fast. This creates problems as the monster is very hard to kill and then decides to go on a killing spree of its own.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: George Eastman, Annie Belle, Charles Borromel, Katya Berger

Votes: 1,960

11. AC/DC: Let There Be Rock (1980)

PG | 95 min | Documentary, Music

Filmed coverage of Australian band AC/DC's '79 appearance in Paris intercut with quasi-fictional interludes.

Directors: Eric Dionysius, Eric Mistler | Stars: AC/DC, Phil Rudd, Bon Scott, Cliff Williams

Votes: 1,013 | Gross: $1.37M

12. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 250,188 | Gross: $72.22M

13. Actress Apocalypse (2005)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

A sordid expose of the deviant behavior that takes place behind the scenes on a no budget movie.

Director: Richard R. Anasky | Stars: Garo Nigoghossian, Greg G. Freeman, Jay Ingle, Dahlia Legault

Votes: 307

14. The Adventures of Uncle Colt and Cletus (2013)

9 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

The Adventures of Uncle Colt and Cletus in Hedge-hoggin' is a glimpse into the lives of a couple of rednecks who have moved to Los Angeles to become Rock-Stars. Hedge-hoggin', the first ... See full summary »

Director: Nathan 'Karma' Cox | Stars: Jeremy Spencer, Bobby Watson, Ron Jeremy, Verne Troyer

Votes: 25

15. Airheads (1994)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

46 Metascore

Three band members hoping for a big break head to a radio station to play their demo tape and wind up holding everyone hostage with plastic guns when the head D.J. refuses to play them.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Adam Sandler, Chris Farley

Votes: 42,383 | Gross: $5.37M

16. Alice Cooper: The Nightmare (1975 TV Movie)

Unrated | 66 min | Horror, Musical

Steven, a character from Alice Cooper's album "Welcome to My Nightmare", encounters a surreal dream fantasy, guided by the spirit of the nightmare.

Director: Jorn H. Winther | Stars: Alice Cooper, Vincent Price, Linda Googh, Robyn Blythe

Votes: 218

17. Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare (1975)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Music

A 1975 Alice Cooper concert hosted by Vincent Price, with Alice Cooper's trademark "horror" stage act, and performances of some of his hit songs, including "Only Women Bleed", "School's Out" and "Steven".

Director: David Winters | Stars: Alice Cooper, Vincent Price, Dick Wagner, Steve Hunter

Votes: 389

18. Alice Sweet Alice (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

67 Metascore

In 1960s New Jersey, a withdrawn adolescent girl is suspected of her younger sister's brutal murder during her first communion, as well as a series of stabbings that follow.

Director: Alfred Sole | Stars: Linda Miller, Mildred Clinton, Paula E. Sheppard, Niles McMaster

Votes: 7,674

19. Alien (1979)

R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

83 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 696,151 | Gross: $78.90M

20. Tutti i colori del buio (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov, Julián Ugarte

Votes: 2,325

21. Alucarda (1977)

R | 78 min | Horror, Thriller

After the death of her parents, a young girl arrives at a convent and brings a sinister presence with her. Is it her enigmatic imaginary friend, Alucarda, who is to blame? Or is there a satanic force at work?

Director: Juan López Moctezuma | Stars: Claudio Brook, David Silva, Tina Romero, Susana Kamini

Votes: 2,410

22. America 3000 (1986)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland where a tribe of women rule and all men are either ferals or slaves, one men rises up to free the men. Can they coexist in peace or will they die in war?

Director: David Engelbach | Stars: Chuck Wagner, Laurene Landon, William Wallace, Sue Giosa

Votes: 992

23. American Movie (1999)

R | 107 min | Documentary, Comedy

84 Metascore

Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

Director: Chris Smith | Stars: Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt

Votes: 15,267 | Gross: $1.16M

24. An American Werewolf in London (1981)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

60 Metascore

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Director: John Landis | Stars: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher, Griffin Dunne

Votes: 79,938 | Gross: $30.57M

25. Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

R | 104 min | Horror

34 Metascore

A family moves into their new home, which proves to be satanic, resulting in the demonic possession of the teenage son. Only the local priest can save him.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda, Jack Magner

Votes: 8,974 | Gross: $12.53M

26. Angel Heart (1987)

R | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 71,733 | Gross: $17.19M

27. Antichrist (2009)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror

49 Metascore

A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage, but nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Votes: 104,229 | Gross: $0.40M

28. The Antichrist (1974)

R | 112 min | Drama, Horror

A paralyzed young woman becomes possessed by the Devil when a hypnosis session - intended to heal her disability - accidentally awakens memories of her past life as a witch.

Director: Alberto De Martino | Stars: Carla Gravina, Mel Ferrer, Arthur Kennedy, George Coulouris

Votes: 1,303

29. Antropophagus (1980)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi, Margaret Mazzantini

Votes: 4,657

30. Anvil: The Story of Anvil (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

82 Metascore

Since 1978, Anvil has become one of heavy metal's most influential yet commercially unsuccessful acts. In 2006, after a fledging European tour Anvil sets out to record their thirteenth album and continue to follow their dreams.

Director: Sacha Gervasi | Stars: Robb Reiner, Steve 'Lips' Kudlow, Tiziana Arrigoni, Scott Ian

Votes: 14,773 | Gross: $0.67M

31. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, War

94 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 535,716 | Gross: $83.47M

32. Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)

R | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

54 Metascore

An action epic that explores the origins of Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad, better known as the Aqua Teen Hunger Force, who somehow become pitted in a battle over an immortal piece of exercise equipment.

Directors: Matt Maiellaro, Dave Willis | Stars: Dana Snyder, Dave Willis, Carey Means, Andy Merrill

Votes: 12,806 | Gross: $5.52M

34. Arise: The Sri Lankan Metal Music Documentary (2010)

Documentary

A documentary film that takes a deeper look at the lives of four-underground metal bands in Sri Lanka. The documentary explores the life and difficulties faced by these musicians and presents a story from their point of view.

Directors: Dinesh Guneratne, Naveen Marasinghe | Stars: Shivantha Beddewella, Niroshan Buddhika, Chathuranga Fonseka, Rakitha Gamage

35. Army of Darkness (1992)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror

57 Metascore

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

Votes: 148,797 | Gross: $11.50M

36. As the Palaces Burn (2014)

Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Music

80 Metascore

Documentary that follows metal fans in different countries set against Lamb of God's 2012 world tour.

Director: Don Argott | Stars: Chris Adler, Willy Adler, Randy Blythe, Dave Brockie

Votes: 623

37. The Asphyx (1972)

PG | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

English country squire Sir Hugo Cunningham searches for immortality by literally 'bottling up' the Spirit of the Dead, or Asphyx.

Director: Peter Newbrook | Stars: Robert Powell, Robert Stephens, Jane Lapotaire, Alex Scott

Votes: 1,855

38. Assorted Atrocities: The Exodus Documentary (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min

Explore the history of EXODUS and get a behind the scenes look into life on the road in the documentary.

Director: Craig Cefola | Stars: Rob Dukes, Sam Inzerra, Lou Lehman, Rob Moschetti

39. At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul (1964)

84 min | Horror

A gravedigger prowls the city in search of a female to bear him a son.

Director: José Mojica Marins | Stars: José Mojica Marins, Magda Mei, Nivaldo Lima, Valéria Vasquez

Votes: 2,483

40. Ator, the Fighting Eagle (1982)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The son of Torren learns of his heritage, goes to avenge the deaths of his fellow villagers, and rescue his sister/love interest from the evil Dakkar and his spider cult. Ator battles giant... See full summary »

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Miles O'Keeffe, Sabrina Siani, Ritza Brown, Dakar

Votes: 1,623

41. August Underground (2001 Video)

Unrated | 70 min | Horror

Two serial killers go on a murdering rampage as one films the outcome from behind a video camera.

Director: Fred Vogel | Stars: Kyle Dealman, Casey Eganey, Dan Friedman, Alexa Iris

Votes: 2,409

42. Autopsy (1975)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A pathology med student and a priest team up to investigate a wave of suicides blamed on sun spots and discover a number of them to be actual murders.

Director: Armando Crispino | Stars: Mimsy Farmer, Barry Primus, Ray Lovelock, Carlo Cataneo

Votes: 989

43. Baba Yaga (1973)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror

A photographer finds herself falling under the spell of a witch.

Director: Corrado Farina | Stars: Carroll Baker, George Eastman, Isabelle De Funès, Ely Galleani

Votes: 1,266

44. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

87 Metascore

Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

Votes: 908,806 | Gross: $210.61M

45. Bad Channels (1992 Video)

R | 88 min |